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Unsafe Governement Bank Lockers- contents gone without robbery? Robberies mostly in Governemnt Banks?

Can we trust Governement Bank Lockers ?

1. In this case of Punjab National Bank , Rs 100 crore worth of contents were robbed using a highly skilled process to dig tunnel. The bank  did not follow norms for constructing Lockers.

The bottomline is police have registered two criminal cases: A case of burglary registered on a complaint from bank officials; another case registered against the bank officials by the owners of the lockers who alleged that the bank didn’t construct the locker room “as per norms of the currency chest”; did not install a “steel plate into the floor”; and that the “almirahs in the bank were also 60-70 years old”. - See more at:


2. Robbers recently broke into the strong room of a Punjab and Sind Bank branch in Jalandhar and emptied out 36 lockers in an incident that stands out as a grim reminder of the abysmally poor security infrastructure at financial facilities in the country.
3. Another incidence when the contents were gone without a sign of robbery !!
Arushi Gupta: My mother has a locker in a branch of a public-sector bank in Preet Vihar since 2004. Last December, she had opened the locker and found everything in order.
But on January 9, she found all the jewellery missing and the locker completely empty. There were no signs of a break-in -- it seems like an insider's job. But the bank does not seem bothered by our complaint. The police too are not doing much on our FIR.  What should we do?
4. There was  a burglary at the Chirgaon branch of the Central Bank of India in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. As many as 45 lockers had been robbed in the November 2010 episode.

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